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The Dress Whisperer

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About

The Dress Whisperer is an exceptional Edmonton-based wedding gown alteration business specializing in wedding dresses for brides who want that perfect fit, absolute comfort and a stunning look for their wedding day. Lynne Gerwing has been involved in dress alterations for brides and bridesmaids since the early 1980's. She really knows her business. Her services are budget-friendly and she has become the reference in Edmonton as a perfectionist in bridal gown modifications. Her attention to detail is legendary and you will find her exceedingly understanding and delighted to help you.

Designs offered

Lynne works on an appointment only basis as she believes that each bride should be given the time and attention that they need to achieve the look that they desire for their wedding day. She includes alterations for:

  • Brides
  • Bridesmaids
  • Flower girls
  • Mother of the bride
  • Mother of the groom

Accessories offered

As a highly skilled professional dressmaker with vast experience, Lynne can also creates the following bridal accessories:

  • Veils
  • Headpieces
  • Bridal belts
  • Hair accessories

Highlights

Clientele

Bride, bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride, mother of the groom

Services

Alterations, appointments only, full customization

Items Offered

Bridal belts, garters, hair accessories, veils

Bridal Gowns

Under $500

More information

Which wedding dress designers do you carry in-store?

I don't carry any dresses - I just alter them.

Which bridesmaid dress designers do you carry in-store?

I don't carry any dresses - I just alter them.

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Annually

What is your return policy?

Final sale

Please select the price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos that can regularly be purchased in your store:

Under $200

Please select the price ranges for suits and tuxedos that can be rented in your store?

Under $100

How do you price dress alterations?

By piece
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    Tanya M. Married on 23/07/2022
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    Made my wedding dress come alive!

    I bought a very beautiful yet simple lace wedding dress. At the last minute I decided it needed some wow factor so I decided to have a rhinestone/pearl/sequin lace appliqué sewn onto the chest area (to match my belt). I approached several seamstresses about doing this and was turned away by all of them who told me it would be difficult or impossible to do. I felt defeated. And then I found Lynne. She assured me it would turn out perfect. It did and even better than perfect! It was very last minute and she had it done in less than a week, just in time for my wedding. She made my dress go from plain to princess! Thanks Lynne!

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Thanks Tania, it was a pleasure to make your dress more dreamy. You looked amazeballs and I was happy to do what someone else told you was impossible.
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    Judith M. Married on 20/07/2022
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    The Perfect Fit

    After my wedding dress had been sitting in a closet for 2.5 years I was worried it wouldn’t fit. Lynne was able to tailor it fit perfectly and gave me ideas for making it comfortable and easy to dance in. She was able to move some of the detailing on the dress and you would not know anything had been changed. Her work is impeccable and she is transparent and forthcoming with timelines and prices from the first phone call. I highly recommend her services for all your wedding and dress alteration needs.

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Judith, thanks for the awesome review. I loved the simplicity of your dress and how beautifully it fit after alterations. Thank you for choosing me to do them.
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    Celina C. Married on 09/07/2022
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    Very skilled and able to take in a complicated dress!

    Lynne was so wonderful to work with. After meeting her, right off the bat, my mom and I could tell she is very, very experienced and take a lot of pride in her work. I had a very complicated dress to work with and she was able to take in my dress (many sizes!). The outcome was amazing! It looked perfect, fit perfectly and she took the time to ensure I was comfortable and advise what changes she made. I cannot recommend her enough! She requires at least 6 weeks booking in advance because she only takes a limited number of dresses, which I appreciated as this allows her to focus on the dresses fully. Thank you, Lynne!!

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Celina, thank you for bringing your dress to me! I loved working with you and on your dress. Your mom is a dolly and it's clients like you that make my job easy. Can't wait to see pictures of you in the dress.
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    Alyssa C. Married on 12/07/2021
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    A lovely person! Such a great experience working with Lynn

    Lynne is such a great vendor. I loved getting to work with her! She was so relaxed, ready to do her best to help with making my dress perfect for the day. It’s obvious she has so much experience, and was so easy to communicate with. She was able to get the dress done early, and was able to make adjustments as requested with no fuss and professionalism. The vendors you chose for your wedding are so important to make you feel special and beautiful, and Lynne did just that so genuinely! Honest and more than fair pricing, wonderful and careful work. She was creative with adding a bustle for my longer train without wrecking my vision of the dress for dancing the night away - added careful detailing for the hooks with small lace circles from the top part of the dress that was taken in making it effortless and functional. Thank you so much Lynn!

    Photos taken by Wildflower Photo and Film

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Alyssa you were stunning. I thank you for this lovely review. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for choosing me to work on your wedding dress.
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    Jonalee Married on 05/09/2020
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    I can not say enough good things about Lynne.

    She was so kind and accommodating with my date changing 3 times due to the pandemic.

    She finished my dress so quickly and everything is absolutely perfect. Her attention to detail is incredible. She was also so kind and fun to work with.

    Highly recommend (I would post pictures but I haven’t had my wedding yet).

    Thank you so much Lynne!

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Thanks Jonalee, you were a pleasure to work with as well. I'm glad you are finally getting your special day and I can't wait to see pics!!!
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    Emilie Married on 01/08/2020
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    Great Service

    Lynne was very helpful with ensuring my dress was altered for the day. She made sure that I made it down the aisle without tripping over my dress. She also added the missing sequins and redid the button elastics from my off the rack purchase. To add the finishing touch, she made sure I could bustle the dress.

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Wow Emilie, you looked so beautiful. Thank you for picking me to do your alterations. You are a pleasure to work with and I wish you all the best in your marriage. Regards, Lynne
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    Erin N. Married on 02/04/2020
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    Amazing! Everyone should choose The Dress Whisperer!

    Lynne is fantastic! She is quick to respond, friendly, professional, helpful, and accommodating. I had a lovely time chatting with her as she was putting the bustle in my dress. I would 100% recommend her to everyone.

    This review is long overdue as I unfortunately never actually ended up having my wedding due to COVID (it was supposed to be in Mexico), so cannot provide a picture of the dress or her work. Hopefully I'll be able to post again within the next year or so.
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    Shelby S. Married on 15/02/2020
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    Amazing seamstress and very accomodating

    Lynne was amazing. She finished my dress very quickly, did a great job and was super accommodating. My mom was in from out of town and Lynne was able to make time for me to pick my dress up and show us how to bustle it. She's also so friendly, the whole process was enjoyable.

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Thanks Shelby, you looked absolutely gorgeous. It was a pleasure to work on your dress and meet both you and your beautiful mother.
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    Hannah R. Married on 11/10/2019
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    5 Stars All Round

    Lynne was great, from the moment I contacted her to picking up my dress. She was kind and totally calmed my anxieties about my dress alterations. Her prices were extremely reasonable for the amount of lace detail that my dress needs and I have already recommended her to a few friends who are getting married next year. Thanks so much, Lynne for making me feel great on my day!

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Hannah, thank you for the lovely review. You look amazing and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you.
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    Olivia G. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Blue Skirt Bliss

    Lynne is absolutely the dress guru. Everything about working with her from her punctual responses, adorable and artsy abode/workshop, her sassy confidence and clear pride of craftsmanship instilled in me the utmost faith in customizing my two piece dress into a unique and beautifully fitted dress and blue overlay skirt. She came in early, on price and with great enthusiasm. I'm so grateful to her for her work in helping to make my day so magical. I highly recommend her!

    The Dress Whisperer's reply:

    Olivia ... talk about coming in early ... because you were organized well in advance, you made my job easy! You were a pleasure to deal with and I was excited to work on your dress. What a stunningly beautiful day.

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